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The Gories

The emergence of the Gories heralded a new Golden Age of Detroit rock beginning in the late '80s; a renaissance of noise and rustbelt rock that lasts through to today. Formed in 1986 by three Detroit natives -- Mick Collins, Peg O'Neill, and Dan Kroha (none of whom previously knew how to play an instrument) -- the Gories took their name from a band of the same name that appeared in the Gidget series of the late '50s/early '60s. Comprised of two guitarists and a drummer (i.e., no bass), the Gories concocted a primal, raw yet soulful blend of garage punk, culling a wealth of inspiration and cover material from Bo Diddley, Howlin' Wolf, and John Lee Hooker. The three-piece also paid homage to the Keggs and Nick & the Jaguars, two other bassless bands from Detroit.

The Gories began their recorded career in 1987 with two tracks on the Wanghead compilation It Came from the Garage II, the same compilation that featured Nine Pound Hammer (who would go on to become Nashville P**sy). Len Punch, the owner of Wanghead, recorded and released their first album, Houserockin', in 1989. According to legend, these first Gories recordings were executed in a tin shack. For their second album, Alex Chilton of Big Star joined them as producer, recording I Know You Fine, But How You Doin' for the French label New Rose. Throughout this entire period, the band continued to release various 7" singles, including a cover of Spinal Tap's "Give Me Some Money" for the Sub Pop Singles Club. In 1992, Crypt released Outta Here, their third album and what would be their last for some time to come.

Following an especially tumultuous European tour, the Gories broke up unceremoniously. Mick Collins continued to perform in Blacktop, King Sound Quartet, the Screws, and the Dirtbombs, and contributed to Andre Williams' Silky and The Black Godfather and Speedball Baby's Uptight. Dan Kroha spent some time in Rocket 455, the gender-bending bassless trio the Demolition Doll Rods, and Danny and the Darleens, as well as playing solo and making multiple cameo appearances. Peg O'Neill recorded a few tracks with '68 Comeback and played for a time with New Orleans act the Darkest Hours.

In 2009, the Gories reunited to play a handful of shows with their former sister band, the Oblivians, who were also re-forming after a lengthy hiatus. Shows in Detroit, Memphis, and throughout Europe that summer led to more sporadic Gories shows in the years that followed, bringing the band out of a decidedly disbanded phase into a state of semi-activity. In late 2013 a live album entitled The Shaw Tapes surfaced, comprised of gritty audio from a sparsely attended 1988 gig at a rented storefront outside of Detroit. The live album was released on Third Man Records, label of the White Stripes' Jack White, an outspoken fan of the Gories and someone whose music was deeply influenced by the band. ~ Alex Zorn, Rovi
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finally found this track after, really, 30ish years? i am so pushing 50..
OK. Nice. I now know who the Gories are, and I like the music going in blind. Ah. Four stars.
Very nice cover of a Suicide song.
undergroundg r e n d e l
almost reminds me of the mummies, great stuff!
I just can't hear it.
new The Dirtbombs before The Gories...all aces for Mick!
White Stripes certainly adapted in their style!!!
The Gories reunion tour with The Oblivians... Memphis HiTone June 19th & 20th 2009!...see ya up front!!
the singer rocks hard
kick out the jams!
The Gories 4eva
paulpalinkas
One the best finds I’ve made so far on Pandora. "Thunderbird Esq." had me thinking it was much older at first, at least till the other vocalists came in!

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